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Glossary Term

Officers of a company have more formal responsibility and authority than rank-and-file employees and are responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the company.

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Secretary of State

Glossary Term

The Secretary of State for a US state is generally that state’s chief elections officer, chief corporations officer, and supervisor of state archives.

Certificate of Incorporation

Glossary Term

The Certificate of Incorporation is a legal document that establishes a corporation as a legal entity and contains basic rules for governance of the corporation.

Board of Directors

Glossary Term

The Board of Directors of a company are the people elected by the stockholders to be responsible for the management of the company.


Glossary Term

Formal rules adopted by a corporation that establish how it will be governed.

Delaware Annual Report

Glossary Term

All corporations incorporated in the State of Delaware are required to file an Annual Report and to pay a franchise tax. Most other states have similar requirements

Once you have decided to seek a listing of your company’s shares by way of an initial public offering, you will want to ensure the process goes as quickly and as smoothly as possible. This article sets out some steps you can take at any early stage to help prepare your company for an IPO.
If a corporation’s board of directors decides that the business needs to be wound down, there are a number of legal paths to consider. Determining the best approach is fact-dependent, and the corporation and its board should get legal advice before making a decision.